Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea
Cypress Cy"press (s?"pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} (-?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A coniferous tree of the genus {Cupressus}. The species are mostly evergreen, and have wood remarkable for its durability. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among the trees called cypress are the common Oriental cypress, {Cupressus sempervirens}, the evergreen American cypress, {Cupressus thyoides} (now called {Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea}), and the deciduous American cypress, {Taxodium distichum}. As having anciently been used at funerals, and to adorn tombs, the Oriental species is an emblem of mourning and sadness. [1913 Webster]

{Cypress vine} (Bot.), a climbing plant with red or white flowers ({Ipot[oe]a Quamoclit}, formerly {Quamoclit vulgaris}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Chamaecyparis sphaeroidea — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chamaecypăris — Saach. (Lebensbaumzypresse), Gattung der Koniferen, Bäume mit deutlich zusammengedrückten, vierkantigen Zweigen, an verschiedenen Zweigen einhäusigen Blüten, im ersten Jahr reisenden Zapfen von 6–10 mm Durchmesser und breit oder schmal… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cupressus sempervirens — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cupressus thyoides — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cypress — Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A coniferous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cypress vine — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cypresses — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipotoea Quamoclit — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quamoclit vulgaris — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Taxodium distichum — Cypress Cy press (s? pr?s), n.; pl. {Cypresses} ( ?z). [OE. cipres, cipresse, OF. cipres, F. cypr?s, L. cupressus, cyparissus (cf. the usual Lat. form cupressus), fr. Gr. ????, perh. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. g?pher, Gen. vi. 14.] (Bot) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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